Marriage & Relationship Counselling

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Relationship Struggles & How We Help

While most relationships have their ups and downs, you may have found yourself stuck in a negative cycle where the same fight endlessly repeats and you constantly trigger each other. Or you may feel as if you and your partner have drifted apart, or have lost the special bond that previously held you firmly together. Perhaps you are both bickering a lot, or merely co-existing in the same space. In many cases both parties hope to salvage the relationship but find it hard to know just how to go about doing so.

Our experienced Relationship Counsellors in Caringbah and Sutherland help couples work together to strengthen their relationship, repair any damage, build acceptance and move forward together into a brighter future as couple. By creating a safe and professional environment in which to work through each issue, our relationship counsellors can help increase understanding and trust, as well as teach better communication skills and allow those skills to be practiced during the session.

Common Relationship Issues

Common relationship challenges can include:

  • lack of communication,
  • passive aggressive methods of coping with fights,
  • constant arguing that seems to go in circles,
  • a lack of trust including problems around infidelity,
  • changes in you or your partner’s values,
  • clashes around sex or money, or
  • dealing with the consequences of separation or divorce.

Many couples suffer from these issues, and relationship experts know that starting work on your relationship early means a better chance of success.

Pre-Marriage Counselling

Our counsellors are also trained in pre-marriage counselling, for those couples wanting to discuss their expectations for married life and develop successful communication techniques in a professional environment. An open discussion in a safe and open setting gives you and your partner an opportunity to consider how you will meet any oncoming challenges head-on and allows you to begin your journey into married life with the best possible start.

What can I expect from relationship counselling & how many sessions will we need?

Each session with your psychologist will be approximately 50 to 55 minutes in duration, and while there is no standard number of sessions recommended, many couples see vast improvements in 4-12 sessions, with some couples opting for longer-term therapy.

Fees & Rebates

The cost of your session will vary depending on which relationship counsellor you see, however as a guide our fees are below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society for a standard one hour Psychologist visit.

You may be entitled to a private health insurance rebate for a portion of your session fee, so please speak to our staff about your intention to claim when making your booking or speak to your health fund for more information.

Privacy & Confidentiality

All aspects of your psychology session will be confidential, provided if there is no risk of harm to an identifiable person’s safety or the file is subpoenaed by a court of law.

Call us today on 02 8094 1799 for further information or to book an appointment.